We offer several different seating choices including a long bar with peninsulas for groups of up to six, standard seating in the dining room, high tops, a semi-private table for large parties up to 16, and a chef’s table that will seat 10 comfortably. We do accept reservations, but always save room for walk-ins, procrastinators, our neighbors, and anyone who might wander in.
I expected GERMAN food. However, even on schnitzel Sunday, there was only ONE schnitzel and it is hot enough that our waitress says she does not eat it. Yikes. Once I got over myself, I ordered the pretzel french toast...it was ok, but my next french toast will be more regular. I may go back...but it will not be expecting schnitzel...like I like it...with my 100% german heritage..... Sorry. I do hope Funenhausen is successful. I like what they have done with the place. I was glad to see most tables filled.
I’ve been here now for dinner and brunch and its always a great dining experience! The staff is always funny and friendly. It’s fun to get a bunch of plates and share because the food is phenomenal! Fun take on German food. Love their drinks as well- beer in das boot and brunch drinks in the little piggy’s!
We like this place but their service model doesn’t work every well. Some wait staff are wonderful. John is fantastic. Jesse is great. But we’ve had not so great also. The wait staff have too many tables - with the system where other people being your food and assist in general. But it just gets too slow. And this is at 5:30. When you want to ask for something you can wait a really long time. Meantime the bus person fills the water every time it gets below and inch from the top. Makes you wonder if he/she could be doing sometime Coffee takes way longer than dessert or vice versa.
Also - perhaps a small thing to some -but they charge for every club soda which is not the case at most restaurants of their caliber.
The food is creative and very high quality but sometimes we don’t want to deal with the uneven service and we hesitate to being friends there because of that.
What a gem! We enjoyed everything we ordered. Recommendations were spot on and the Sauerbraten was phenomenal! looking forward to going back!
Impeccable service. I wish I could rate this more than 5 stars. Our server was incredible and gave a great run-down of all the cocktails and food. We were primarily there for the food menu, so I was surprised when my cocktail was also incredibly tasty. The food was great too. We started with a pretzel and burrata and quickly realized we wanted more food. We shared 3 small apps and 3 large dishes for a group of 5 people, and we were all so satisfied with our meal and our service.
Great!!!!! 10/10 excellent service, food, aesthetic.
Easy street parking and a fun atmosphere but not a great value. This is expensive German/southern food. Expect to pay $50 per person for a small appetizer, small entree and boot of beer. Food was good but don’t expect any vegetables not covered in sauce.
Not sure what I loved more - the food or the vibe! Such a good brunch
Nashville chicken schnitzel sandwich for brunch was AMAZING!
WOW?! This place is next level. The ricotta dumplings are stupid good.
Funkenhausen is hands down one of the best restaurants in Chicago. Since their opening 14 months ago they've continued to update and diversify their menu and it only gets better and better. The German and American Southern fusion combines two extraordinary cuisines into some of the most amazing dishes. The cocktails spectacularly compliment the menu and the beer and wine selection couldn't be better.
Great venue, fantastic food, and excellent service!
Best service I've ever had on top of the incredible food.
Smoked oysters and the dumplings were amazing! Our server Jesse D was awesome!
We went to Funkenhausen once before and had an amazing time. This restaurant is a renovated former gym where I used to train and so I loved being able to go back and enjoy amazing food there now. Unfortunately, that all ended while we were wrapping up our second meal there. As we were wrapping up our dinner, we decided to order some after dinner/dessert cocktails. My girlfriend, who is not a native English speaker, asked a few questions regarding the options. The waiter very passive-aggressively stated that he did not feel comfortable serving her any more alcohol. She stuttered slightly and/or perhaps slurred a word, but she was not over served by any stretch of the imagination. I was speechless. We got our food to go and left. We were calm the entire time we were there and did not make a scene following this. All in all, my girlfriend felt terrible. She is now even more self-conscious about her English, but that won't stop me from motivating her to learn and speak in public. It's a shame as we thought we had found a new spot. Needless to say, we don't care how good your food is. We won't be going back.
Fantastic dinner. Items great for sharing. We loved the house salad. Sauerkraut. Potato salad. Ribs. Nice wine list. Helpful wait staff. Definitely we will return. Maybe try the weekend brunch.
Great food coupled with even better service and atmosphere. Definitely try the Nashville Hot Oysters, they were incredible!
Perfect spot for a date or a group outing! Lovely atmosphere, great alcohol selection, and yummy food!
Great food and service. Our group Especially liked the oysters, flatbread and ribs. However $60 for 5 beers was excessive.
Interesting take on German food. Very nice place, good atmosphere, service and food.
Funkenhausen’s take on German classics and the less-loved bits of the pig felt fresh without becoming intimidating or over-done. Good selection of German import beers and wines by the glass. Bottles were somewhat steeper. Big space with manageable noise. Lots of items I still want to try!
This was my second time at Funkenhausen which again blew my expectations.
Great food, even better beer! We had the pretzel, the schnitzel, the Polish sausage, and the spaetzel and all were delicious. The Oktoberfest beer is awesome too!
We wanted to try this place for awhile, and it was an excellent meal. Love the German flair with a modern twist. Very fun place!
Extremely slow service on a empty Saturday. Brunch arrived before our drinks. I saw lots of employees just standing around. And only one vegetarian option.
Amazing food, great and interesting wine, beautiful restaurant, and the best service (Jesse!) I’ve had in a long time. 10/10 in my opinion.
I went with a group of girls and we ordered a little bit of everything off the menu - our server coursed the food for us perfectly and responded quickly when we loved a dish and ordered more. Made a group dinner easy, fun, and delicious. Highly recommend.
Comfortable dining location. Great Brunch. Server, Jessica, was outstanding. We will absolutely be back again. Will try it for dinner next time.
Overall, this was a fantastic dining experience. The service was great, and we really enjoyed the ambiance. The Nashville hot oysters were amazing. We split two small and two “betwixt” dishes, and we found that to be the perfect amount of food for two people. We would definitely return.
Great food. Great service. Love the ambience. Never had a bad experience here.
Food was great! Our server was even better. Will definitely come back for dinner next!
Everything is so great but the portion is not big as we expected.
Very nice! Service especially terrific. Great beer selection.
Delicious food - really inventive and unusual combinations. Great casual ambience and nice wine list.
Such a fun happy hour...unique and delish. The staff all seemed to take pride in the place. Just so good all around. Had a refreshing blackcurrant cider while my companion had the happy hour cocktail. Had both Nashville hot options...the oysters were terrific and the schnitzel sammich was so satisfying. Sturgeon was lux and zingy to the last bite and the burrata with sweet peachy tomato jam made for a perfect dessert. Can’t wait to go back.
Interesting restaurant serving German-inspired fresh food in a modern atmosphere. Service was excellent; our water never ran out and our waiter was a real character!
What a wonderful surprise this place was. Innovative menu, knowledgeable and fun waiter, attentive wait staff and fun ambiance!
Great place, every one is super friendly, good food great beer and wine
Awesome happy hour .. cool (& tasty) menu